Two time Emmy Award recipient
Tony Gerber’s films include Full Battle Rattle (SXSW '08 Special Jury Prize) about life inside the US Army’s Iraq simulation in the California desert and The Notorious Mr. Bout (Sundance 2014) about Russian arms dealer, Victor Bout. Gerber is a two-time Emmy recipient and has written and directed over a dozen documentaries for National Geographic, shot in some of the most remote regions of the world. He recently produced Rachel Beth Anderson’s First to Fall (Gucci/TriBeCa recipient, IDFA 2013) about the broken promise of the revolution in Libya. In addition to independent works, he has directed a number of special projects including THE FINAL WORD with James Cameron and short films for the PBS TEDTalks with John Legend. Gerber has collaborated with visual artists Allora and Calzadilla, Ann Sofi Siden and Matthew Barney. In 2005 he founded Market Road Films, a NY-based production company with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. Currently in development are a Ford Foundation-supported trans-media project about how poverty is changing the American narrative; and The Jane Goodall Restoration Project, a found-footage feature documentary on Dr. Jane Goodall’s early years in Gombe for National Geographic.